Distinguished Alumni

Jul 12, 2017

Therese Fowler Named 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Novelist Therese Fowler (MFA '05) has earned the top award for alumni of NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Jan 4, 2016

Filmmaker Documents America’s First Forest

As a child, Paul Bonesteel relished opportunities to learn about the past. Today, the filmmaker and NC State communication alumnus is helping educate others by documenting important stories from the 20th century.

Dec 21, 2015

Year in Review: Top Humanities and Social Sciences Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, take a look back at some of our top stories of the year. This snapshot of the innovative and purposeful work that stems from our students, faculty, alumni and friends, underscores a fact that's clearer now than ever: the humanities and social sciences are not just relevant to solving the problems of the 21st century, they are essential.

Oct 29, 2014

Marrying Humanities with Science and Technology

Meet Bob Geolas (Multidisciplinary Studies '87), president and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation. and the newest Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus.

May 6, 2013

Commissioned to Serve

Meet Susan Rabon (Political Science '82), a commissioner for the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the newest CHASS Distinguished Alumna.

Feb 17, 2012

Nora Shepard: Poet, Teacher, Advocate

Nora Shepard, a poet and alumna of the college’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing program, was recently honored at the NC State Alumni Association’s eighth annual Evening of Stars gala as the 2011 CHASS Distinguished Alumna.

Apr 27, 2011

Meet CHASS Distinguished Alumna and ExxonMobil Exec Susan Carter

It was a night course about the Soviet Union that convinced Susan Carter to apply to NC State and major in political science. Just back from the Coast Guard Academy, […]

Aug 23, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Benny Suggs

Ralph "Benny" E. Suggs (Psy '69), Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.) and general manager of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Rider Services at Harley-Davidson Motor Co., is now executive director of the NC State Alumni Association. Suggs was the CHASS 2006 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He has also served on the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Initiative Board of Advisors at the university for the past eight years.

Aug 23, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Burley Mitchell

Burley Mitchell (Political Science, ’66), a former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, has used what he learned in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences throughout his illustrious career. But in Mitchell’s opinion, Humanities and Social Sciences doesn't just prepare you for a career — it also prepares you for citizenship